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former president, nelson mandela. flags are also at half staff at the white house this morning. president obama and the first lady will be going to south africa on tuesday. and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from newyork, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene hunter-gault and have her set the scene with this national period of mourning and reflection and celebration. good morning, c
. >>> paying respects, president obama leaving washington this morning to attend a massive memorial for nelson mandela along side three other former u.s. presidents. >>> are we there yet? an airline passenger falls asleep and wakes to find he is alone and locked inside the plane. >> you think somebody would have pushed me or rubbed me and said we're here. >> what happened when someone finally found him. >>> and ready for sochi. lindsey vonn declares herself ready to go after getting back on the slopes this weekend. we'll hear from her today, monday, december 9th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning. i'm savannah guthrie along side al roker and natalie morales. don't you love the guy that got stuck on the plane. do you think he's a deep sleeper? >> it's your turn to check the back of the plane. >> if you're going to get stranded, could you wake up in the caribbean. is that so much to ask? >> you would think
clinton shared her memories of attending mandela's presidential inauguration. >> nelson mandela will be remembered for many things. he will certainly remembered for the way he led. >> reporter: the clintons, former president george w. bush and president obama are all expected to travel to south africa to honor him. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> the bay area has a special connection with nelson mandela and the anti-apartheid movement. the human rights leader visited here in 1990 just after his release from prison. during that visit, he met with cecil williams. >> you can tell that he was above the divisions, he was above anything that occurred that would take away from being with people and making sure that people understood he was going to be different, different because that was mantra, that was who he was. >> mandela's appearance at the oakland coliseum was the final stop on his u.s. freedom tour. 58,000 people packed the stadium to hear the iconic leader speak. >>> pulling up stakes after decades in the east bay. >> every year, business deteriorates. there's no b
secretary jay carney said president obama and the first lady are planing to travel to south africa next week to pay their residents to the memory of nelson mandell a- however they say the details of the trip are still being worked out. in washington, i am emily schmidt. >> coming up san jose police say a quick acting security guard helped them arrest a driver accused of ramming into a police car and running away. >>> also a controversial new decision today from the obama administration. we will tell you about the legislation that allows a national bird to be killed. we will be right back. >>> welcome back to the ktvu news at noon and a missing teenager was found this morning in southern california and airlifted to safety by a los angeles sheriff's department helicopter. 19-year-old boric him got lost yesterday and had fall in down a ravine while hiking in the san gabriel mountains near pasadena. according to police kim was suicidal over a recent break up, she was alert however her condition is unknown. >>> a san jose police officer is recovering after his squad car was rear ended this mornin
, president obama will be among the mourners along with mrs. obama who met mandela shortly after becoming first lady. president bush and laura bush have been invited to travel with the obamas, and former president clinton and hillary clinton will travel to the tribute for nelson mandela. from south africa we hear from one of his friends who described those final visits with the man he revered. abc's byron pitts from outside mandela's home. >> reporter: nowhere has admiration for nelson mandela been stronger, expressed more passionately than a few feet from his doorstep outside his home where the beloved statesman took his last breath. >> by singing and dancing, it's a way of showing our appreciation. >> he represents this country. >> reporter: nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. tuesday, a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 95,000 people packed inside the stadium. wednesday through friday the former president will lay in state in pretoria, the nation's legislative capital. next sunday mandela will be laid to rest in the small village of his boyhood on the
obama and the first lady. we will have much more honoring nelson mandela coming up. >>> then a live "new day" exclusive a man who fell asleep on a flight. that's not unusual. we have all done it. then he woke up alone on a cold dark plane after it had landed and was trapped nearly an hour. it was locked. really. how does this happen today? we will talk to him and figure it out. >> a great question. i can't wait to see what he says about that! >> i'm concerned now. now i'm never going to sleep on a plane! >> you have to sit next to me and poke me! >> thanks, kate. >>> time for our morning rhyme. kate said there is a big, big storm out there today! today's tweet comes from franco franco francois. watching you makes my morning bright. please, will you drive my sleigh tonight? >> you got it! we will. >> i love that one. kudos to you, francois. you can all come up with your own morning rhyme. tweet us with the following hash tags any day of the week. >> i didn't even commit to this today. >> inadequate you feel? >> yes. >> i think that is the word you're looking for. >> nothing rhymes with th
:14 is the time and president barack obama is on his way to south africa to attend the memorial service for nelson mandella. on air force one for the trip, former george w. bush wife laura and former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary rodham clinton but they are traveling separately. >>> in south africa, people continue to gather outside nelson mandella's house, this is video from the area this morning. they will hold a memorial at a soccer stadium that seats 9 5,000 people. then they will hold a memorial and sunday he will be buried in a remote village where he grew up. room here in the bay area, nelson mandella was honored at glide memorial church. he talked about it and as a child he used to quote, hate white people" and then he decided he was not going to do that anymore. $>>>♪ they talked about the crash of 214 at san francisco international airport. fell interview experts in a two day hearing to determine what caused that jet to crash and why a fire truck ran over a survivor killing her. then three san francisco fire commandos never took the airport disaster training cou
. >>> president obama and first lady michelle are on their way to south africa to attend nelson mandela's memorial service. mean tile, tributes to the anti-apartheid icon continue to pour in. nbc's ron allen has more. >> reporter: the celebration of the life of nelson mandela continues now for yet another day. >> i'm very proud to be a south african. >> reporter: all this in anticipation of a huge event tomorrow, the memorial service at the main soccer stadium here. it seats 80,000 to 100,000 people. there will be world leaders from across the globe, dozens of them, including president obama, former presidents clinton, bush, and carter. for the past few days, there's been an outpouring of emotion. it's mostly been celebration also mixed with grief and mourning. but most people here are trying to focus on the positive and focus on the legacy of nelson mandela. >> i decided to come and pay respects for actually teaching me to look beyond color, to learn how to forgive. >> that is what nelson mandela was and is, actually, still. bringing people together despite their differences. >> reporter: it's a
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. >> michelle obama, barack obama, nancy pelosi, lance armstrong, mother teresa, prince william, greenspan, and nelson mandela. barbara will pick a winner again this year. >> and kim -- whatever her name is. >> kimye. >>> a disturbing new poll shows americans don't trust each other very much anymore. we'll try to figure out why when "the five" returns and greg will be cheerful. >> not true. >>> one of the nutty things that makes america great is we're >>> one of the many things that makes america great, for the most part, we're friendly people. easy to get along' with, trusting and trustworthy. according to a new ap poll, surprisingly one-third of americans say people cannot be trusted -- can be trusted as opposed to 72. and almost half of the country felt that way. record high say you can't be too careful in dealing with others. it's interesting, too, this is when the crime rates are down, which i think would be one thing that contributed to this, crime rates are down all over the country. there has to be a reason tore this. eric? >> i don't know the crime rates -- i think violent crimes
into the fight. >>> president obama said he was one of the many millions inspired by nelson mandela as he mourned his passing. he called him a moral giant. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: the president ordered the flags at the white house, federal buildings and military bases to be flown at half staff until sunset monday. >>> a loaded shotgun at a bay area school and parents weren't notified until later. >> two days later you get a voice mail and i'm driving, i was like what. >> the reason the school wasn't even put into lock down. >> the unusually cold spots, the rain still to come and where snow is >>>2 investigates questions about a waterfront park in san francisco. the offer support the plan by buying a brick with a message. a man says the port isn't being up front about the project or where the money goes. >> reporter: the park is being built here. the activist tells us he wants people to know exactly where the money is going to be spent. >> reporter: work is just getting
that was apartheid. we are today remembering the remarkable life of nelson mandela, who died yesterday at the age of 95. mandela could count several u.s. presidents among his many admirers. every living former president joined president obama in expressing his sadness at mandela's passing and exalted his many accomplishments. jimmy carter considered mandela a personal friend. in 2007, carter joined a group of elder statesmen brought together by mandela to strive for solutions to the world's biggest problems. joining me now on the phone is former president jimmy carter. mr. president, thanks for joining us. what are you going to miss most about this great man? >> well, over a long period of years, i was a very close friend of nelson mandela. i knew him first the first time he ever left south africa. he visited other countries in africa and i happened to be there and meet he and his wife winnie. since then he helped us with many projects that the carter center carries on. about six years ago, nelson and others formed a group called the elders, of which i'm still a member, and so is his wife, graca
baldwin. the news is now. as the world mourns an icon, washington didn't always see nelson mandela as a saint. >>> america's unemployment rate drops, but will conservatives give president obama credit? >>> plus -- ♪ whiskey river >> willie nelson pugglled out oa gig at sea world after cnn's explosive film on killer whales. >> and when twitter bikes and critics sting. carrie underwood's version of a classic hits a nerve. >>> we have a lot to talk about here on this friday. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you so much for joining me. let's begin with this dangerous and deadly winter storm affecting millions of you all across the nation today. this freezing storm hitting from texas, all the way up to new york, you see the map here. the system causing flight cancellations, dangerous driving conditions, and now deaths. three adults have died in car accidents in both oklahoma and texas as a result of this storm system that you're looking at here. and in arkansas, one man died after a tree fell on his camper during the freezing rain. you know, ice can bring down the tree limbs and power lines
.h they you probably also know that the and the obama's daughters traveled to south and met with nelson mandela. in 2011. that was on president's last conversation, we will have to you.hat information to >> any plans in the works to go to the south african embassy statueere there is a that honors nelson mandela and isn the condolence book that there? >> i don't have any scheduling updates involve the president of provide.re to i want to forewarn you because of the logistics that are still will not haven i a week ahead to give to you at the end of the preeing by we will get one to you when it is all prepared. i did myself drive by that yesterday and the number of people obviously had already gathered as well as the media and it is -- the statue just went up. great to have it here in washington. >> the government accountability institute, they announced between july of 2010 and november of this year, the public schedule was released showing that there were no one-on-one meetings with health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. there were 277 other one-on-one meetings. with othe
but first nelson mandela will be laid to rest in south africa on december 15th. president and mrs. obama will be there to pay their respects. he just wrapped up an interview
wounds. and to build a new democracy. >> nelson mandela, liberator, dead at the age of 95. >> i think you should celebrate what he has given us. >> and president obama on income inequality. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. >> fast food workers demanding higher pay. >> i'm still stuck at eight dollars an hour. we do not even make ends meet. >> tensions over chinese airspace. >> this is a huge consequential relationship. it will affect the course of the 21st century. >> and republican males get some schooling on how to run against women. >> some people are not as sensitive asas they should be. >> the south african embassy in washington is located across the street from the british embassy. not too many years ago when nelson mandela was in prison, randall robinson used to lead demonstrations at the embassy against the apartheid regime. today, the is s a new statute of nelson mandela in front of the embassy. amazing. nelson mandelaied this week at the age of 95. >> we have lost one of the most influential, couragegeous, and profoundly good human beings any of us will s
of the cold weather. >>> president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa to attend a memorial for nelson mandela on tuesday. as tina krause reports, huge crowds are paying tribute round the clock to the man who changed the destiny of that nation. >> reporter: south africans celebrated nelson mandela's life into the night. paying tribute to their country's first black president. ♪ earlier in the day, mandela's grandchildren met with well wishers who shared flowers and memories of the man they call the father of their nation. he is -- >> as far as i'm concerned will always be the greatest man that -- ever lived. and i love him and may he rest in peace. >> reporter: paying their respects and the crowds will only get bigger throughout the week as the official memorial begins. children in man deal dell la's former home danced to celebrate his life. on tuesday, the township will host a memorial service at a soccer stadium where up to 100,000 people are expected. world leaders are headed to south africa to honor the antiapartheid leaders who spent 27 years in prison. he was a fello
political and religious persuasion, only nelson mandela could attract a crowd like that. but there was no other man like him. for sunday morning, i am mark phillips. >> osgood: president and mrs. obama will be travelling to south africa to attend memorial services for nelson mandela and be accompanied by three former presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. bitter cold temperatures, snow and freezing rain continue to grip much of the country. powerful storms stretching from texas to ohio is causing power outages, treacherous driving conditions and is blamed for several deaths. it is forecast to think mid atlantic states later today. merrill newman arrived at san francisco airport yesterday after being held in north korea for several weeks. the 85-year-old korean war vet was touring the country when he was detained by north korean authorities. he says he is delighted to be home. ♪ >> jennifer of massachusetts nearly pulled off one of the world's biggest upset in bay route, lebanon placing third in the arabs got talent competition. not bad for a 23-year
can in fact be brought together of the wrapper really can wrap her mind. president obama gave the united states said the interim all trophy off to the death of nelson bill was announced. he said we are not likely to see the likes of madonna a can you share that sentiment. why i think that perhaps not in our lifetime certainly we never know we cannot none of us can ever say. absurdly perhaps there would be a ton of them and outline of a martin became one of the gandhi. art becomes a tool to our world i don't know that we will see of the likes of of those gentlemen are all in and i liked. martin news that came this as being in the two cctv america. the cost time that people will say morning nelson mandela who is often called an old friend the south african embassy in teaching is offering a local competitors says. diplomats that same or more people are trickling in to pay tribute to resist you is that the high number ones and old friends well wishers in eighteen forty and to pay their last respects. nguyen and his classmates would either to sign the book of condolences this post.
450 children are on the waiting list. >>> south africa plans ten days of national mourning for nelson -- melson mandel -- nelson mandela. a memorial service scheduled for tuesday. he is to be buried next sunday in his rural hometown. president and mrs. obama planning to go to south africa but the exact arrangements not complete. >>> and police say the park was a scene of a gang rape. and what the victims say is led up to the attack. >> a big game raises bin big concerns for fans on both sides. what's being done to make sure things won't get out of hand. >>> and we're still watching more activity on live storm tracker two radar. coming up we'll track the rain and let you know when freeze warnings are reissued for parts of region. >>> take a look at what 50-mile an hour winds can do to a plane as it tries to land. it got blown sideways. the boeing 777 was attempting toland at the airport after a long right in from dubai. after a second attempt, the pilot diverted to london. passengers were able to watch on the monitors. some got sick. one man tweeted, never flying again. >>> three high
africa, where visitors all over the world continue to mourn the loss of nelson mandela. president obama will travel to south africa for the memorial along with presidents bush and clinton. they'll be joined by other world figures like the pope and celebrities including bill gates and oprah. the public service will be on tuesday. mandela's body will lie in state for three days. after that his body will be flown to his home village for a private burial. >>> the grammy nominations are out. justin timberlake lead the pack at seven. did mr. suit and tie get snubbed? timberlake's 20/20 experience was the best-selling release but he still didn't get nominated in top categories like album, song, record of the year. another person shut out. how about this one? miley cyrus. she got no nominations. taylor swift, bruno mars and katy perry performed her hit song last night "roar." ♪ i got the eye of the tiger fire ♪ ♪ dancing through the fire ♪ cause i am a champion ♪ and you're going to hear me roar ♪ >> "roar" is up for the song of the year. the awards show airs january 26th. i am woma
member nelson mandela. over 9040 entries honoring the resident including barack obama expected to speak at the ceremony and former president george to be bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. sanitary of defense chuck hagel meeting with prime minister earlier today. the two discussing the use of u.s. drones against militants in pakistan's remote areas, something that has been a contention between the two nations. the visit marks the first by pentagon chief and almost four years. and disgraced former san diego mayor bob filner will learn his fate today. the 71-year-old faces sentencing on multiple charges that he sexually harassed more than a dozen women during his time in office. he pleaded guilty back in october. those are your headlines. back to dagen and connell. connell: thanks. dagen: time to make with charles payne. there's our delving into the home improvement industry. dagen: by the way, a great, fun guy, but a huge obama supporter a little bit like oil and water there. but the company itself in my mind one of these names that has been tremendous for us this year. we got out but
political action company against apartheid. this is some of what mr. obama had to say. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to forward the dpl that he set to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make to strive for a further worthy of his sacrifice. >> well, one of nelson mandela's biggest supporters was archbishop desmond tutu. he presided over a church service in capetown to remember his friend a short time ago. these pictures coming into us about 30 minutes ago and people listening to mr. tutu's every word about his friend. archbishop tutu also released a statement saying, we quote, over the past 24 hour years madiba taught us how to come together and to believe in ourselves and each other. he was a unifier from the moment he walked out of prison. we are relieved that his suffering is over, but our relief is drowned by our grief. may he rest in peace and rise in glory. >> the memorials, the ceremonies are just beginning. so, too, will be the celebrations when people remember
. students including a young barack obama called for the universities to end investments in south africa. free nelson mandela was a popular cry and pressure grew for sanctions. it was not just jesse helmings who had staged a filibuster to block a martin luther king holiday and blocked sanctions against south africa, president ronald reagan was against sanctions against south africa opening up a split in the gop. after the government crack said down on anti-apartheid protests in reagan's first term will killing more than 2,000 blacks and imprisoning thousands, they had a party of constructionive engagement. >> this is a sovereign nation. you ka can't tell them how to run their country. >> after may passed sanctions, reagan vetoed the bill in september. >> i think the simple case is that punitive sanctions that would affect the economy there would not only be disruptive to surrounding states that are linked to south africa's economy and be punitive to the people that we want to help. i think that up on the hill there whatever intentions there may be, they are asking for something that woul
crashes, cancelled flights and chaos, and it's not over yet. >>> president obama is in the air right now headed to south africa to honor nelson mandela. security is tight as the soccer stadium there hosts dozens of the most important world leaders. >>> mary landrieu cast the deciding vote for obama care. >> southern democrats under attack. could republicans turn the state red by picking off a few vulnerable dems? good morning, i'm chris jansing. washington lawmakers getting close to something that almost never happens these days, a deal. they're headed back to d.c. right now to hammer out the details, but this budget agreement may not be much to write home about. the "washington post" basically called the agreement a cease-fire. we don't know many of the details but it's no grand bargain. it doesn't deal with entitlements, the debt or tax reform and probably won't completely fix the sequester, but aides for senator patty murray and congressman paul ryan, the budget chairs working on the deal are at least determined to keep the government open and they think they can get the plan together
: and in 2011 he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters malia and sasha. admired around the world and revered at home, nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multiracial future and re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country, we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >>> we'll have much more on mandela's death in just a moment, but first, a massive winter storm is blasting its way across much of the country. in oklahoma, a number of accidents have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri hit so low that roads became sheets of ice leaving drivers sliding all over the place. now for a look at the national forecast, bill karins is here with more. good morning, bill. >> a lot of school delays today, cancellations, power outages, people may go for a week or so in arkansas and tennessee without power. one of those ice storms, the setup is perfect. the arctic air yesterday and now the rain over th
for the memorial service of former president nelson mandela. we'll tell you the latest on the memoral plans >> president obama and first lady michelle obama will leave for south affirca to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. those details coming up. >> icy, snowy weather causes damage to their cars, cancels their flights, and strands them on the interstate. we'll give you a look at weather problems across the >> now to the latest on the worldwide mourning of nelson mandela. yesterday marked the beginning of a week's worth of memorial events honoring the former south african president. flowers and memorabilia have been set up all across south africa. mandela died late thursday at 95. the coming days will be filled with symbolism and solidarity. as well as a mix of western and african traditions. this is all what cnn had on lt. gen. solomon makgale said monday officers would "make sure people are able to grieve in a safe environment." makgale said south african police, diplomats and intelligence services had been in touch protect visiting heads of state, including u.s. more than 8
for nelson mandela. president obama is on his way, leading this national delegation of politicians and dignitaries. on air force one, former secretary of state, hillary clinton. also george and laura bush. several others. they're getting ready for this massive memorial. huge undertaking, and such a brief period of time. just think of the logistics here. this is just the beginning. after the memorial, mandela will lie in state for three days. and then be buried on sunday. and our chief international correspondent christian eon amanpour is live now from johannesburg where it's just after 10:00 at night your time. let's beginith this massive undertaking, the logistics and really the security at this stadium. >> yes, indeed, they're going -- obviously, as you can imagine, all out for security, and president obama is bringing three former u.s. presidents with him. not just george w. bush, but president clinton and president carter. president obama is due to speak at the memorial tomorrow, and this is going to be a huge event. most people think it's going to be a really raucous, joyous e
probably as president obama said we will never see again. >> nelson mandela had a royal birth as the son of a tribal chief, but he gave up that to throw off apartheid rule in south africa. let's go to the report on the world's most famous political prisoner. >> the south africa that nelson mandela was born into nine decades ago will never be the same because of him. the lifelong campaign made him a hero to the people and at one time an enemy of the state. mandela's tribal name translates as the who stirs up dust. mandela stirred up a storm fighting for democracy. >> it has been a gift for which i am to prepared to die. >> first arrest in 1962, he was convicted of sabotage and experience to overthrow the government. for 27 years, prison bars confined the man, but not his cause. a generation had never seen him and kept his campaign alive. in 1990, buckling under internal strife and international sanction, the white minority government abandoned apartheid. >> the government has taken a firm decision to release mr. mandela unconditionally. >> he emerged from behind bars without bitterness to
is leaving the house for south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela and crowds of people condition to gather outside his home since news of the foam antiapartheid leaders tough death broke. president and mrs. obama will attend the new jersey memorial service along with former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and majority. it will be held at the stadium where mandela made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup and will lie in state if three days in the capital before he is finally laid to rest after a state funeral next sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condoleents for nelson mandela's family be available starting today at the san francisco city hall if people to sign. a memorial book will be available at the memorial park in san mateo county and champion of the chimes locations in oakland and hayward. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until the end of the month planning to send the books to nelson mandela's family in south africa. >> we are learning of the veteran held captive in north korea if a if -- for a month. the 85-year-old i
for a mass memorial service honoring nelson mandela. at least 100,000 people, including nearly 100 world leaders, are expected to attend tomorrow. president obama and mrs. obama left washington this morning, joined on air force one by former president george w. bush and his wife. former presidents clinton and carter also will attend. there's been more unrest in the central african republic, as gunmen refuse to give up their weapons to french troops. the french patrolled the capital city today, trying to disarm rival muslim and christian fighters who killed 400 people over the weekend. we'll have a report from the c.a.r. later in the program. the prime minister of thailand called for new elections today, in the face of protests against her rule. the opposition has accused her of corruption, insisting again she must go. john sparks of "independent television news" reports from bangkok. >> reporter: protest leaders called it the day of reckoning. a time to do-or-die. when their call was answered on the streets of bangkok by more than 150,000 people. and each one seemed determined to topple
funeral for former president nelson mandela will be a week from sunday-- the culmination of days of memorial services. president obama will lead the u.s. delegation and he's invited the former american presidents to join him. mourners continued to gather today at mandela's home in johannrg died last night and at his former home in soweto. and for us, no one image captured his legacy better than this-- blacks and whites side by side honoring the father of a multiracial south africa. a man who became a worldwide symbol for racial equality. deborah patta is there. >> reporter: the streets of south africa were a riot of color, an explosion of song and dance today. from the sprawling township of soweto to the plush upmarket suburb of hall on the, it was precisely the kind of sendoff nelson mandela would have loved. since his death was announced, south africans from all over the country have been making a pilgrimage to mandela's home in johannesburg. they came bearing flowers, gifts, and messages of support. and if they had nothing to give, they shared their talents instead. for some,
inside of ring. >> all the fighting. >> all of this, this is the equipment that nelson mandela would have used. into out back a security guard shows me equipment that nelson mandela used. >> in a few hours south africa begins a national day of mourning. president obama arrives for the official memorial of 90,000 in a stadium down the road. it will be an emotional memorial that we have seen in a long time. >> the first generation of children born since apartheid are learning about it. we have more about the generation known as the born-free. >> a first-time visit to africa's parliament. these views were not born when nelson mandela delivered his first address as president outside south africa. now an idea to learn about the democracy born at that time. >> there was an emblem in front. that is where the president sits. the president sits there alone. this is where he has his own place. >> from the tour guide an anecdote indicating that the break can get it wrong. >> the former president was making a speech. he noticed a red button flicking. he didn't know what was going on. he stopped to f
current and ten former heads of state for the memorial for nelson mandela. among them, president obama, who along with first lady michelle obama left washington about an hour ago for south africa, expected to arrive in johannesburg early tomorrow morning. joining them will be former presidents bill clinton and george w. bush, david cameron and ban ki-moon among scores of other dignitaries. errol barnett in johannesburg for us. tomorrow is taking place in soccer city during the world cup, a huge stadium, 90,000 plus seats. given the interest and the crowds behind you now, will that be big enough to accommodate everybody? >> reporter: in a word, john, no, and that's why the government has facilitated three, count them three overthrow stadiums for people who want to attend tuesday's memorial service, plus they will be broadcasting the ceremony via livestream to 90 big screens set up all over the country. john, i'm not sure how many university football games you've been to but what's happening around me now you could compare to a battle of the bonds. over my right shoulder a south african
millions of our people to engage in struggle, to end injustice. >> president obama and the first lady will leave for south africa today to attend the national memorial service for nelson mandela. it will be held tomorrow. >>> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on kpix5 news this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. it is monday, december 9, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00, a monday but already a busy monday on the roads. >> we do have a number of different incidents going on. it's pretty early to see this many accidents. nothing huge but we'll go out to loss gatos, we're getting word of a new issue, a car ran off the roadway into a pond or a ditch but it is visible from the connector ramp. southbound highway 17 to highway 85 right there by los gatos creek trail, not seeing major slowdowns and our sensors on the main lines and this traffic alert is still in effect even though the main lines of northbound 880 are open, a big rig hit some sand barrels and the off ramp remains closed for the next hour and a half until app
of all colors and ages singing the name nelson mandela. >> thank you. >> and more now on our breaking news, president obama attempts to resell his key health carry law saying what you need for washington to work is basically rules in washington. >> yes, i've got a strong chief of staff. i'm holding every cabinet member accountable the challenge is not so much my personal management style, or particularly issues with the white house organization, it has to do with what i refer to earlier, which is we have the big agencies, some of which are outdated, some of which are not designed proper flichlt our history. usually when we've made big progress it's been party controlled the government for a period of time. big strides we made in the new deal with the great society, you know those were times when you had a big majority. >> joining me now with reaction is charles krauthammer. your thoughts because you heard the president talk about how i am holding every cabinet member accountable, then, comments about making progress and issues it's been when one party had a big majority. >> as far as
100 miles away. >>> remembering an icon. around the world tributes are pouring in for nelson mandela who passed away yesterday at the age of 95. president obama and the first lady will head to south africa next week to honor the south african leader thafl be traveling with former president bush and laura bush. wolf blitzer talked with clinton about the advice for mandela that guided him through some very difficult times. >> he was saying, if you're in public life and you have public responsibilities, you cannot be free and effective unless you have no personal feelings of anger. i remember one day, about a month after that whole impeachment business was over, henry hyde who had run the whole show, unbelievably enough, maybe it was a few months after, with you it was shortly after. asked for a meeting at the white house. for something that he was really interested in, he brought a delegation and my staff said i can't believe you're going to do. this i said it is my job to do it. he is a member of congress and a senior member. and they came and left. and as far as they knew, i did not
not quite regained his strength. he did say graham's vitals are good. >>> and president obama ordered u.s. flags ordered to half-staff until tomorrow in honor of nelson mandela. it was lowered in a police station in south carolina, but it had nothing to do with man l mande mandela. instead it was for a deputy killed in the line of duty and in remembrance of pearl harbor. today the flag is flying at full staff and in direct defiance of the president. he explained why he refused? a shoaf sign of respect to what nelson mandela has done, and i have no problem for them lowering it in south africa, but in our country, it's for the people that sacrificed for our country. >> he faces no legal action and he's grateful that he can disagree with the president without fearing a reprimand. >>> a newlywed couple is accused of killing a man simply for the thrill of it. that's when police are saying about this young couple. they were married just three weeks at the time of the alleged krim. the details are horrific. alexandra field is on the story northwest of philadelphia. what are you learning? >>.
that nelson mandela is at peace, and of the world must grieve the loss of one of the most revered human rights leaders of our time. for thet obama called flags to fly at half staff in his honor. he led africa out of the dark days of the apartheid, but his legacy involves so much more. we have a look back at his life. such a sad day today. >> this was greatly expected but universally dreaded. an close toold had death several times over the past year and some 20 doctors have been tending to him night and day. this hardly lessened the painful news that came this afternoon. >> there is the deepest kind of morning. lowered flags as a sympathetic sign not just for the man, but for the understanding that his presence will not be easily replaced. >> nelson mandela's name is synonymous with the entire he showsovement and the greater goal that this achieved. challenge their very humanity. >> born in a tiny village and educated in a hut, he became a boxer though his fight would be in a larger realm. andained a law degree fought racism and the apartheid. he was landed behind bars for 27 years. his impriso
, the thousands of people that had been there. >>> president obama said in addition to greatly admiring mandela was personally inspired by him. >> like so many around the world i can't not imaginely life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> the president ordered the flags at the white house, federal buildings, and military bases to be flown at half staff until sunset on monday. >>> amber alert has been issued in the bay area for a missing teenager from washington state. 14-year-old elizabeth romero was last seen leaving her school wednesday afternoon which was about 180 miles southeast of seattle. surveillance video shows her getting into the car with her boyfriend who is 19-year-old eduardo. he was last seen driving a 2001- 2003 ford escape with temporary washington plates. investigator think the two could be heading to mexico and may drive through the bay area. >>> oakland man says he was the victim of the so-called knock out game where an attacker tries to knock out a total stranger. anthony lindsey tells us here at ktvu news the brutal attack happened while he was riding an ac tr
a week of memorials in honor of nelson mandela. a public service will be held tuesday at a johannesberg stadium. mandela will be buried on sunday december 15th, following a state funeral. president obama is among the world leaders expected to attend. the u.s. economy added more than 200,000 jobs in november. the unemployment rate is now 7%. it's lowest point in five years. the southwestern united states is being battered by heavy, wintery weather. decides freezing rain a thunder and lightning storm could sweep across texas, arkansas, and oklahoma. france is putting more boots on the ground to help stop the violence in africa. african heads of state are meet in france to talk about the situation. but as jackry roland reports the day began with thoughts on the passing of nelson mandela. >> the president opened the meeting with a moment of silence in honor of mandela. and then went on to outline the meeting, in particular the situation the central african republic. he also said other key issues were trafficking and also terrorism, a problem which he said affected many countries on the cont
and forging a new south africa. and at the white house, president obama spoke about the man who inspired his first steps into politics. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> reporter: the president said he will continue to live by mandela's example. he will join other world leaders in south africa on the state funeral sunday december 15. south africa has entered into 10 days of mourning. his body will be laid to rest at his ancestral home. live in washington, i'm tara mergener, back to you. >> and tara, we understand the funeral preparations are a huge undertaking. what can you tell us? >> reporter: in fact, these funeral preparations, michelle, have been compared to a world cup inauguration, a coronation, all together at the same time. so a very big deal. now, coming up, we have a national day of prayer and reflection. that comes up first on sunday. there's going to be memorial in johannesburg on tuesday. then mandela's body will lay in state before the state funeral in his hometown. again, his body will be buri
that translates as father. major garrett at the white house tells us this evening mr. obama plans to attend the state funeral in south africa. that is likely to be in about ten days. nelson mandela will be remembered as a man who emerged from a tiny village to become a defining figure of our time. he was born on july 18th, 1918 in a village called umvezo. his mother named him holy sashava meaning troublemaker, but later a teacher renamed him nelson. he moved to johannesburg at 23, he became one of the nation's first black lawyers and joined the opposition african national congress in the early 1940s, devoting himself then to peacefully ending apartheid. then in 1960, 69 peaceful black demonstrators were killed by white south african police in the infamous sharpeville massacre. mandela came to believe that the mandela came to believe that the only recourse then was violence. >> there are many people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and nonviolence against a government whose reply is only savage attacks. on an unarmed and defenseless people. >> pelley: h
sacrificed his life for. >> president and mrs. obama along with former president bill clinton, george w. bush and jimmy carter will attend a memorial service for nelson mandela on tuesday. >>> the outside demonstrations that eventually help bring down the apartheid government in south africa actually began here in washington. one of the organizers was randall robinson, founder of transafrica. here's what he told cbs veteran correspondent bob schieffer today. >> when we went to the embassy and met with ambassador foray, we told him we wouldn't leave until nelson mandela had been released from prison. at the time few americans knew much about nelson mandela and we thought we had to build a big public story, more information in america that would inform americans about the role that our country had been playing. the ambassador had us arrested and that was followed by 5,000 americans who came to the embassy over the next year every day to be arrested. >> robinson now lives in st. kidd. he's the younger brother of the late max robinson, former news anchor here at channel 9. wusa9 will cover a week
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